The Best Hostels in Taupo for Backpackers, Female Travelers, Groups, and Families

The Best Hostels in Taupo for Backpackers, Female Travelers, Groups, and Families
The beautiful lake, surrounding mountains, and ample trekking options are what draw visitors to Taupo. But if you're planning a visit, where will you sleep? For a small town, Taupo has a surprising number of hostels due to a booming tourist business. Many of the hostels are fairly new and modern, while old favorites have entrenched themselves as part of the backpacker trail. Below, we've listed some of the best. Each has its own character and vibe, so check them out and find one that's right for you.
How much do hostels in Taupo cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Taupo here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.

A social hostel, perfect for female travelers, couples, or groups

Dorm Bed from $21.88
Private Room from $20.31
Overall Rating: 85%
56 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo
Part of the Haka Lodge chain, this Taupo establishment is relatively new, offering modern, clean facilities with a fun, social atmosphere right in the center of town. Private rooms with ensuite bathrooms are available, as are dorms of various sizes. Most of the dorm rooms only have 4 or 5 bunks, making for a quiet and comfortable stay. All-female dorms are available as well. Lockers, laundry, Wi-Fi, and clean, modern bathrooms are the key to making guests comfortable, and this hostel does not disappoint. The shared communal kitchen and dining area is also terrific, as is the top floor deck and BBQ area with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Their staff is friendly and helpful, and can help book trips and transportation for various activities such as the Tongariro Crossing.

Guest reviews for this fairly new place have been very positive, and highlight the cleanliness and the friendly staff.

A relaxed hostel with a friendly staff, great for solo travelers, couples, or families with kids

Dorm Bed from $16.88
Private Room from $18.75
Overall Rating: 89%
20 Taniwha Street Taupo, Taupo
This YHA hostel with comfortable beds (real beds, not bunks) receives a large number of positive reviews from guests who like the friendly staff and comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. They offer dorms and private rooms in a range of prices, with and without ensuite bathrooms. Everything is kept clean and the facilities are modern. Balconies have great views of the surrounding mountains, too.

They also offer Wi-Fi, laundry, bike rentals, TV with Netflix and Playstation and a comfortable lounge area, and free parking.

Dorm Bed from $16.25
Private Room from $25.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 80%
99 Titiraupenga St, Taupo
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, bicycle hire, a common room, and board games. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, parking, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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